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[Bug 7362] inclusion of the title as a case where the alt may be omitted is problematic

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Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 09:18:37 +0000
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steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
         Resolution|NEEDSINFO                   |

--- Comment #6 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>  2009-09-18 09:18:37 ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> If you're worried about the validator not matching implementations you should
> tell the maintainer of the validator to add a warning of some sorts. If we drop
> the idea of the specification it will not get implemented. The whole point of
> putting things in the specification is to get them implemented in due course.
> We cannot just start dropping everything that is not perfectly implemented at
> this point in time. That makes no sense.

There is nothing in the specification that recommends or even suggests that the
title attribute content be rendered in place of an image when it has no alt
text and that it not be conditionally displayed in this case dependent on the
use of the mouse.

if this was an implementation requirement ie that title attribute content
accessible in a device independent manner and that if an image has a title
attribute, but the user agent has images disabled or cannot display images the
title attribute content will be displayed in text, then i will happily withdraw
my objection.

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